During each meeting, the Board of Directors (Board) conduct a “Call to the Public” (CTP). This is the time when members of the public may address the Board on District business in general or on a published agenda item. Any individual or group desiring to address the Board at a Board meeting shall comply with the following procedure:
- The individual or group must complete and submit a signed Request to Speak form (provided below) before the Chairman makes a Call to the Public at the beginning of the meeting. Any written materials for the Board must be included with the form.
- All remarks shall be made from the podium or designated location and be addressed to the Board as a body, not to any individual Board member.
- Individual’s comments will be limited to three (3) minutes. Speakers should stay on the subject.
- A maximum of ten (10) minutes will be set aside for each agenda item on which the public comment has been requested.
- The Board will make reasonable attempts to hear any differing viewpoints.
- No individual will be permitted to relinquish her/his time to another person.
- Individuals may not address staff or other members of the public.
- Only persons recognized by the Chairman shall be permitted to address the Board.
- Rudeness, vulgarity or remarks disrespecting the personal dignity of any individual will not be permitted.
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.01(H), the Board may not discuss items that are not specifically identified on the agenda. Therefore, any action taken as a result of public comment will be limited to responding to criticism, directing staff to review the matter or adding the item to a future agenda. Board members may respond to criticism.
I have read the “Call to the Public” Procedure above and would like to address the Board.
Request forms should be turned into the Clerk before the Chairman makes a Call to the Public at the beginning of the